Event: American Merchant Marine Veterans Annual Convention

By MarEx 2012-05-18 15:33:26

The American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV) announces their 26th Annual Business Meeting and Reunion Convention, June 4 thru 7, at The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), Linthicum Maryland.

The AMMV formed in 1984 to gain Veterans status, recognition and benefits for Merchant Mariners who served their Country providing direct support to the U.S. Armed Services and to address issues in support of active U.S. Merchant Mariners. The AMMV welcomes U.S. Navy Armed Guard, all Merchant Mariners (Active and retired) - their wives and widows to join us at this convention and to consider becoming members. Descendants are also welcome to join as associate members.

The June 4th convention kick-off event will be a visit to the WWII Museum Ship John W. Brown (pictured in thumb image). Other events include business sessions, a Ladies Luncheon, two evening gatherings with entertainment, and, to close the convention,  a special excursion to the WWII Memorial in Washington DC on June 7th.

Business topics include Kings Point Academy status and future; recognition and Veterans status for Mariners who participated in armed conflicts post WWII; Just Compensation for WWII Mariners who were denied GI Bill benefits; implementation of new Regional boundaries and election of Regional Vice Presidents; membership retention and recruitment of active Mariners thru use of the internet and social media. 

For General and Registration Information, Contact Sindy Raymond at 707-786-4554 or email saaren@frontiernet.net or Morris Harvey at Morris27@centurylink.net.

Photo (thumb): SS John W. Brown on the Great Lakes in 2000. John W. Brown is one of only two surviving World War II Liberty Ships, the other being the SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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AMMV 26th ANNUAL CONVENTION
LINTHICUM, MARYLAND
JUNE 4 TO 7, 2012
PROPOSED SCHEDULE

 

MONDAY JUNE 4:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm + 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm....... Registration
Ongoing……………….. Voting Credentials Check-in; Burt Young/Steve Gross
1:00 - 2:00 pm + 4:00 - 10:00 pm........……… Hospitality Room
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ......................................… Board of Directors

TUESDAY JUNE 5:
8:00 am -  9:00 am + 12:00 am - 1:30 pm....... Registration
9:30 am - 11:30 am ….Business Meeting (Opening ceremony with invocation)
Ongoing ……………... Voting Credentials Check-in: Burt Young/ Steve Gross
12:00 – 1:30 ………………….......................... Ladies Luncheon
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ……….............................. Business Meeting (Continued)
4:30 TO 5:30 …………………......................... Hospitality Room

6:00 pm – Till ….............................................  Welcome Dinner & Entertainment

TBD …………………................................…... Hospitality Room

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6:
9:00 am – 11:30 am …Business Meeting (AMMV RVP Election Process)
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm..………...….........................President's Banquet (open bar)
6:00 pm – Till ……….……….............................Dinner with Entertainment
TBD ……………….….............................………Hospitality Room

THURSDAY, JUNE 7:
TOUR: Washington D.C, WWII Memorial and National Mall
DEPARTURE: For those not on tour, have a safe and pleasant journey.

We are developing an additional tour - planned for a SS John W. Brown visit plus the inner Baltimore Harbor for Friday June 8th, 2012, (preferred date) or Sunday June 3rd. We were unable to include a SS John Brown cruise because of our By-law restriction of scheduling our convention before June 15th. Please notify Morris Harvey if you would be interested in this tour. Call 352-564-0267 and include your date preference. 

For more information: http://www.ammv.info/